What do iTunes, car dealerships and video game consoles have all in common? If you answered test driving their products then you hit the nail on the head.
Although previews or test drives aren’t something new, especially when talking about software (demos have been around for ages), Canonical’s latest addition to their upcoming release of Ubuntu 11.04 is a new feature called Test Drive.
Although I have been impressed with Gnome 3.0, after fiddling with Unity’s 2D implementation using Parallels for Mac, I got to say it’s hard to pick the better of the two.
The one major benefit to Unity, as I mentioned before, is that it features both a 3D and 2D version so that computers, ranging from workstations with the latest AMD or Nvidia graphics card to the lowest Intel GMA-equipped netbook (more…)
Quite possibly my favourite fan-made Toronto Maple Leafs tribute video. It features an epic sounding background song, nice sound bytes from commentators and even a few lines from Rambo: First Blood and of course hard-hitting action and sweet hockey moves from the likes of Mikhail Grabovski and even sweeter saves by goaltender James Reimer.
I had the chance to play around with Gnome 3.0 using a live DVD featuring a beta release and I must say that I am impressed with what I’ve seen. It seems, even as a beta, to be very useable (in its beta form), more so than the original KDE 4 release. To this day I still find KDE to be a bit buggy, after several milestone releases and years of work on that particular windows desktop. (more…)
It’s interesting to see how Ubuntu, originally (and still) based on the Gnome Linux desktop, has evolved from its humble origins to offer a totally new experience in their upcoming release, Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal), with the new Unity UI.
For most Ubuntu users who keep their fingers on the pulse of the latest happenings of Ubuntu project sponsor, Canonical, the move to the new Unity interface, and abandonment on the upcoming release of the revitalized Gnome 3.0 interface, has been a controversial issue since it’s announcement last Spring.